Dr. David E. Melon, MD

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Dr. David E. Melon, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Male

(828) 322-2183

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Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from...Read more

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Dr. Melon is great for families of all ages. He makes you feel comfortable and takes the necessary time to make you feel like the only patient in the building. I have never had a bad experience therefore refer him to family and friends. He conducted surgeries on both my children and he had my complete trust. He is our trusted doctor.
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    Specialties

    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Otolaryngic Allergy

    Board Certifications

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    • Otolaryngology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Laryngitis
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Allergies
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Broken Nose
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Chronic Adenoid Infection
    • Chronic Laryngitis
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Cough
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Disorders
    • Ear Infection
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • ENT Cancer
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Facial Fracture
    • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Geographic Tongue
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Hearing Loss
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Hyperacusis
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngitis
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Leukoplakia
    • Lip Cancer
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Nasal Obstruction
    • Nasal Polyp
    • Neck Cancer
    • Nosebleed
    • Oral Cancer
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Otitis Media
    • Otosclerosis
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroid Cancer
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
    • Peritonsillar Abscess
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sinus Disorders
    • Sinusitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Snoring
    • Throat Pain
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Tinnitus
    • TMJ
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tongue-Tie
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    • Vocal Cord Polyp
    • Wheezing

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Surgery
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Cyst
    • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
    • Excision of Facial Bone
    • Excision of Neck Mass
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision of Skin Cancer
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
    • Excision of Submandibular Gland
    • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
    • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
    • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
    • Frenectomy
    • Glossectomy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Lip, Excision or Resection
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
    • Myringotomy
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Nasal Surgery
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep Apnea Surgery
    • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

      Graduated in 2007

    • Internship Hospital
      The Ohio State University Medical Center

      Completed in 2008

    • Residency Hospital
      The Ohio State University Medical Center

      Completed in 2012

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Virginia

      Graduated in 2003

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Board certified in Otolaryngology
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Melon's Office & Staff

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    16 – 30 minutes

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    Dr. Melon says...

    Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

    He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.

    A native of New Jersey, he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This was followed by a five year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

    His specialty training in ENT encompasses today's most innovative and proven medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Melon's professional interests include all of general and pediatric otolaryngology. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association.

    Dr. Melon is the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT clinic. He also currently serves as the Otolaryngology Section Chair at Frye Regional Medical Center, the Otolaryngology Section Chief at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Joint Governance Council at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Committee at Frye Regional Medical Center, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Frye Regional Medical Center. He is the Secretary for the Catawba Valley Medical Society.  He is currently serving as the Board Chairman at Viewmont Surgery Center.

    Awards, Honors & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification
    • Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

    Publications & Presentations

    • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy.Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A.J Biomed Opt 2003 Jul
    • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat.Okonkwo, D. O., Melon, D. E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L. K., Rubin, D. G., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A.Neuroreport 2003 Mar 3
    • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation.Okonkwo, D. O., Wagner, J., Melon, D. E., Alden, T., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A., Jane, J. A.Neurosci Lett 2003 Dec 4
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    Dr. Melon's Care Philosophy

    Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care